The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Florida Panhandle in 2008

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I left Ocean Pond and headed to the site for my meeting. Along the way I stopped to see a roadside patch of Sarracenia minor that had been mowed to stubble. It was pathetic in the extreme--no complete pitchers were present, but at least I could say I had finally seen some carnivorous plants!

Isn't this rosy maple moth (Dryocampa rubicunda) spectacular? The other scientists and I spotted this near the lights of our hotel rooms during the nights of our meeting. Of course, we first attributed the color to the large amounts of liquor that I had brought, but the camera does not lie! (Or even get buzzed!)

Here is another lovely nocturnal lepidopteran, a carpenter moth (Prionoxystus robiniae).

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Revised: April 2008
©Barry Rice, 2005